»Autopilot Operator HTTP API

The /operator/autopilot endpoints allow for automatic operator-friendly management of Consul servers including cleanup of dead servers, monitoring the state of the Raft cluster, and stable server introduction.

Please see the Autopilot Guide for more details.

»Read Configuration

This endpoint retrieves its latest Autopilot configuration.

MethodPathProduces
GET/operator/autopilot/configurationapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneoperator:read

»Parameters

  • dc (string: "") - Specifies the datacenter to query. This will default to the datacenter of the agent being queried. This is specified as part of the URL as a query string.

  • stale (bool: false) - If the cluster does not currently have a leader an error will be returned. You can use the ?stale query parameter to read the Raft configuration from any of the Consul servers.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/operator/autopilot/configuration

»Sample Response

{
  "CleanupDeadServers": true,
  "LastContactThreshold": "200ms",
  "MaxTrailingLogs": 250,
  "ServerStabilizationTime": "10s",
  "RedundancyZoneTag": "",
  "DisableUpgradeMigration": false,
  "UpgradeVersionTag": "",
  "CreateIndex": 4,
  "ModifyIndex": 4
}

For more information about the Autopilot configuration options, see the agent configuration section.

»Update Configuration

This endpoint updates the Autopilot configuration of the cluster.

MethodPathProduces
PUT/operator/autopilot/configurationapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneoperator:write

»Parameters

  • dc (string: "") - Specifies the datacenter to query. This will default to the datacenter of the agent being queried. This is specified as part of the URL as a query string.

  • cas (int: 0) - Specifies to use a Check-And-Set operation. The update will only happen if the given index matches the ModifyIndex of the configuration at the time of writing.

  • CleanupDeadServers (bool: true) - Specifies automatic removal of dead server nodes periodically and whenever a new server is added to the cluster.

  • LastContactThreshold (string: "200ms") - Specifies the maximum amount of time a server can go without contact from the leader before being considered unhealthy. Must be a duration value such as 10s.

  • MaxTrailingLogs (int: 250) specifies the maximum number of log entries that a server can trail the leader by before being considered unhealthy.

  • MinQuorum (int: 0) - specifies the minimum number of servers needed before Autopilot can prune dead servers.

  • ServerStabilizationTime (string: "10s") - Specifies the minimum amount of time a server must be stable in the 'healthy' state before being added to the cluster. Only takes effect if all servers are running Raft protocol version 3 or higher. Must be a duration value such as 30s.

  • RedundancyZoneTag (string: "") - Controls the node-meta key to use when Autopilot is separating servers into zones for redundancy. Only one server in each zone can be a voting member at one time. If left blank, this feature will be disabled.

  • DisableUpgradeMigration (bool: false) - Disables Autopilot's upgrade migration strategy in Consul Enterprise of waiting until enough newer-versioned servers have been added to the cluster before promoting any of them to voters.

  • UpgradeVersionTag (string: "") - Controls the node-meta key to use for version info when performing upgrade migrations. If left blank, the Consul version will be used.

»Sample Payload

{
  "CleanupDeadServers": true,
  "LastContactThreshold": "200ms",
  "MaxTrailingLogs": 250,
  "MinQuorum": 3,
  "ServerStabilizationTime": "10s",
  "RedundancyZoneTag": "",
  "DisableUpgradeMigration": false,
  "UpgradeVersionTag": "",
  "CreateIndex": 4,
  "ModifyIndex": 4
}

»Read Health

This endpoint queries the health of the autopilot status.

MethodPathProduces
GET/operator/autopilot/healthapplication/json

The table below shows this endpoint's support for blocking queries, consistency modes, agent caching, and required ACLs.

Blocking QueriesConsistency ModesAgent CachingACL Required
NOnonenoneoperator:read

»Parameters

  • dc (string: "") - Specifies the datacenter to query. This will default to the datacenter of the agent being queried. This is specified as part of the URL as a query string.

»Sample Request

$ curl \
    http://127.0.0.1:8500/v1/operator/autopilot/health

»Sample response

{
  "Healthy": true,
  "FailureTolerance": 0,
  "Servers": [
    {
      "ID": "e349749b-3303-3ddf-959c-b5885a0e1f6e",
      "Name": "node1",
      "Address": "127.0.0.1:8300",
      "SerfStatus": "alive",
      "Version": "0.7.4",
      "Leader": true,
      "LastContact": "0s",
      "LastTerm": 2,
      "LastIndex": 46,
      "Healthy": true,
      "Voter": true,
      "StableSince": "2017-03-06T22:07:51Z"
    },
    {
      "ID": "e36ee410-cc3c-0a0c-c724-63817ab30303",
      "Name": "node2",
      "Address": "127.0.0.1:8205",
      "SerfStatus": "alive",
      "Version": "0.7.4",
      "Leader": false,
      "LastContact": "27.291304ms",
      "LastTerm": 2,
      "LastIndex": 46,
      "Healthy": true,
      "Voter": false,
      "StableSince": "2017-03-06T22:18:26Z"
    }
  ]
}
  • Healthy is whether all the servers are currently healthy.

  • FailureTolerance is the number of redundant healthy servers that could be fail without causing an outage (this would be 2 in a healthy cluster of 5 servers).

  • Servers holds detailed health information on each server:

    • ID is the Raft ID of the server.

    • Name is the node name of the server.

    • Address is the address of the server.

    • SerfStatus is the SerfHealth check status for the server.

    • Version is the Consul version of the server.

    • Leader is whether this server is currently the leader.

    • LastContact is the time elapsed since this server's last contact with the leader.

    • LastTerm is the server's last known Raft leader term.

    • LastIndex is the index of the server's last committed Raft log entry.

    • Healthy is whether the server is healthy according to the current Autopilot configuration.

    • Voter is whether the server is a voting member of the Raft cluster.

    • StableSince is the time this server has been in its current Healthy state.

    The HTTP status code will indicate the health of the cluster. If Healthy is true, then a status of 200 will be returned. If Healthy is false, then a status of 429 will be returned.